Porter Airlines introduces new senior leadership structure

Porter Airlines CEO Michael Deluce with aircraft.
Photo Credit: CNW Group/Porter Airlines Inc.

Porter Airlines is introducing a new senior leadership structure to support its ongoing development into a carrier with greater presence across North America.

The president and CEO roles will be separated, with Michael Deluce continuing in the position of CEO. The title of president is being assumed by Kevin Jackson, currently the airline’s executive vice president and chief commercial officer.

This change aims to streamline operations, enhance strategic focus, and elevate the airline’s competitive edge in key markets.

Separation of CEO and President Roles


One of the notable adjustments within Porter Airlines senior leadership tier is the segregation of the CEO and president roles.

Michael Deluce, the current CEO, will continue to steer the company’s overarching vision and strategic initiatives.

Meanwhile, Kevin Jackson, the airline’s Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, steps into the role of president, assuming responsibility for daily business operations and market competitiveness. The newly-created president position will report directly to the CEO.

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Michael Deluce

As CEO, Michael Deluce retains his pivotal role in shaping Porter’s strategic trajectory. His focus spans strategic planning, maintaining robust financial structures, and nurturing key stakeholder relationships.

He will also be overseeing crucial infrastructure investments, such as the Saint Hubert passenger terminal in Montréal.

Michael Deluce, CEO, Porter Airlines (CNW Group/Porter Airlines Inc.)

Kevin Jackson

With over a decade of experience at Porter Airlines, Kevin Jackson brings a wealth of industry knowledge and operational acumen to his new role as president.

His diverse background encompasses pivotal responsibilities across airport operations, technology integration, sales and marketing, communications, revenue management, and customer experience enhancement.

Jackson’s extensive tenure at Porter, coupled with his previous roles at America West Airlines and US Airways, positions him as a formidable leader adept at navigating the dynamic landscape of the aviation industry.

Kevin Jackson, President, Porter Airlines (CNW Group/Porter Airlines Inc.)

Competitive Edge and Passenger Satisfaction


Against the backdrop of Porter’s rapid expansion, Kevin Jackson emphasizes the airline’s commitment to delivering unparalleled service and disrupting conventional expectations in the economy flying segment.

With an expanding fleet, comprising modern Embraer E195-E2s and Dash 8-400s, Porter is poised to cater to an ever-growing roster of destinations across North America.

Jackson’s strategic vision underscores Porter’s dedication to remaining agile, competitive, and attuned to evolving passenger preferences in the North American market.

Since 2006, Porter Airlines has been elevating the experience of economy air travel for every passenger, providing genuine hospitality with style, care and charm.

Porter’s fleet of Embraer E195-E2 and De Havilland Dash 8-400 aircraft serves a North American network from Eastern Canada. Headquartered in Toronto, Porter is an Official 4 Star Airline® in the World Airline Star Rating®

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Porter Airlines has introduced a new senior leadership structure to further its North American presence. Michael Deluce remains as CEO, and Kevin Jackson will step in as president.
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